Natasha Zraikat is a figurative artist based on the Gold Coast.
Natasha Zraikat is a figurative artist and based on the Gold Coast. She worked for several years in acrylic, but has recently transitioned to oils. She has studied and worked creatively in both Australia and Italy, and has been involved in several prestigious art awards (see below). During Natasha’s artistic development in Italy, she won Best of Show in the City Wide Art Competition in Florence.
As an artist, Natasha is deeply intrigued by the philosophical and the metaphysical, so while her work is generally realistic, and in some cases, narrative, it is also symbolic. As an environmentalist, she feels a deep emotional connection the landscape around her. In her latest works, she asks the question – Where do we end, and where does our environment begin? Are we in fact one and the same?
Natasha’s paintings convey her intense focus on the emotion and character of her subjects. Partly realistic, partly unreal, they seem to exist in another place – somewhere between the conscious and the subconscious – like a memory held over time.
Winner – Best in Show – City Wide Art VIII Competition, Florence, Italy 2008
Finalist – Art Lovers Australia Prize 2020
Finalist – Dean Cogle Portrait Prize 2019
Finalist – Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award 2019
Finalist – Neumann Dust Temple Portrait Prize 2018
Online Finalist – Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award 2018
Winner – Artist Feature – Raw Ink Magazine 2013
Finalist – Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award 2012
Finalist – Metro Gallery Art Award Melbourne 2010
Finalist – RASGO Open Art Awards 2010
Finalist – Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize 2010
Featured Artist – Vegas Spray Online Gallery 2009
Featured Artist – Inside Solo Magazine Volume 12 2009